A Robot-Operated Restaurant in China
June 30, 2012 1 Comment
A bizarre restaurant, in Harbin, China’s Heilongjiang Province, has 18 different robots doing various different jobs.
From ushering in guests to waiting tables and cooking various dishes, all of the robots have important jobs. All the robots were designed and created by the Harbin Haohai Robot Company.
According to Chief Engineer Liu Hasheng, the restaurant invested around 5 million yuan ($790,000) in the restaurant, with each robot costing 200,000 to 300,000 yuan ($31,500 – $47,000).
What do the Robots Actually Do?
As customers walk through the door, they are greeted by a robot usher that extends its right arm and says “Earth Person, Hello, Welcome to the Robot Restaurant,” with a robotic accent.
After you’ve placed your order with one of the human waiters, the robots in the kitchen start cooking. Once the meals are ready, robot waiters bring guest their orders, following a set of tracks throughout the restaurant.